I was talking to a few mates of mine who have served in various armed forces or have known people that did (mostly Canada, US, UK)....and what struck me was the same impression you mentioned earlier (we're now in the business of hiring pussies).
Would you like to elaborate anything further about that? Don't mean to pry, but I'm just curious.
If you have any other things you want to share about your service (that's all up to you of course), it would be appreciated.
I have much respect for what you did especially when I remember how you were when you first started out (look at my sig hehe).